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    Default Right breast... attachment issue?

    Am currently feeding Dd, baby#5... 2 weeks and 4 days old.
    Breastfed all other of my bubs, various in length of time....
    Of course at the beginning we had some attachment issues, resulting in sore nipples. My left is healing quite well and we no longer have issues there. But my right is the problem... she seems to latch quite well to both sides, even though it takes us a little time to get her mouth to open as wide as possible. I have watched YouTube videos, before we left hospital I was told I was doing great... I have been using the lasinoh cream and the hydrogel breast pads, which are both good, but right nipple is still very sore at initial attachment.
    I know every bub is different...
    Is there something I'm doing wrong or could be doing better?
    I guess I'm just looking for some advice on the matter.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPlusOne View Post
    Am currently feeding Dd, baby#5... 2 weeks and 4 days old.
    Breastfed all other of my bubs, various in length of time....
    Of course at the beginning we had some attachment issues, resulting in sore nipples. My left is healing quite well and we no longer have issues there. But my right is the problem... she seems to latch quite well to both sides, even though it takes us a little time to get her mouth to open as wide as possible. I have watched YouTube videos, before we left hospital I was told I was doing great... I have been using the lasinoh cream and the hydrogel breast pads, which are both good, but right nipple is still very sore at initial attachment.
    I know every bub is different...
    Is there something I'm doing wrong or could be doing better?
    I guess I'm just looking for some advice on the matter.
    Thank you
    Have you seen, or can you see an ibclc??

    It could be something as simple as needing to pull bub closer, or alter your positioning slightly in some way... but an ibclc should be able to help!

    Its not thrush is it?

    Congratulations on bub

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel0205 View Post
    Have you seen, or can you see an ibclc??

    It could be something as simple as needing to pull bub closer, or alter your positioning slightly in some way... but an ibclc should be able to help!

    Its not thrush is it?

    Congratulations on bub
    Ibclc? Please forgive me, I'm fairly new to this and all the terminology.
    I have tried everything I possibly can in my power to help things, including changing positions etc. She is a bit of a lazy latcher unfortunately, but we get there. I forgive her, she's still learning too tehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPlusOne View Post
    Ibclc? Please forgive me, I'm fairly new to this and all the terminology.
    I have tried everything I possibly can in my power to help things, including changing positions etc. She is a bit of a lazy latcher unfortunately, but we get there. I forgive her, she's still learning too tehehe
    Sorry... ibclc... International board certified lactation consultant

    They're very highly trained in breastfeeding. Anyone can claim to be a "lactation consultant" but an ibclc has done specific training and has a lot of experience.

    Im currently feeding bub #3. He's 5 months. My last fed until 3y8m... I always feel more comfortable on one side than the other, and our latch feels better on one side, plus bub prefers one side too.

    Hang in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel0205 View Post
    Sorry... ibclc... International board certified lactation consultant

    They're very highly trained in breastfeeding. Anyone can claim to be a "lactation consultant" but an ibclc has done specific training and has a lot of experience.

    Im currently feeding bub #3. He's 5 months. My last fed until 3y8m... I always feel more comfortable on one side than the other, and our latch feels better on one side, plus bub prefers one side too.

    Hang in there.
    Thank you! Yes my others all favoured the right breast, but this bub seems to do everything differently 🤭 thanks for your advice. Appreciate it

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    I'd suggest an IBCLC and a Chiro.

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